Mr. Rans, sir, are you still out here? The last few weeks I've been telling folks when I respect their work - may be part of the New Year's Spirit. Anyway, Ian, you do good work. Keep it up. Any new musical recommendations? I just found two from South America: Chico Trujillo and Marcelo Vergara. Find 'em on My Space if nowhere else.
I've still got it, too. How could I throw that away? There was a twin floating around out there (in Chicago) too, that I made for my then-BF -- such a waste! Now that dude had some hair, though -- almost Muncie-worthy.
Heard a NPR story (on Weekend America) about an interesting musical gathering in your part of the world, in Minn MN. It's called "the jam" and folks meet weekly for musical at an unlabeled studio "in the basement of an old Polish Catholic school." It started 21 years ago and the #1 rule is no more than two guitarists at a time. Have you heard of it? Ever checked it out?